The top men's health concerns include heart disease, cancer, accidents, and chronic lower respiratory diseases. This compact slide show provides visual presentations of other clinical problems that pose a threat to men and that might be seen in primary care practice.
ASH is the largest organization of hypertension researchers and health care providers in the United States committed to preventing and treating hypertension and its consequences. The editors of ConsultantLive bring you updates from the 2013 ASH conference in San Francisco, CA. Read More
More than 1300 physicians of all specialties responded to the 2012 survey. Many of the respondents are primary care physicians. See how your colleagues responded and learn what concerns them most.Read more
The mother of an 8-year-old girl sought medical care for her daughter who had complained of intermittent chest pain for 3 days. The patient denied nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. There was no shortness of breath, chills, fever, or diaphoresis.
Persistent bloating, epigastric discomfort, and increased gastric acidity prompted a 47-year-old woman to seek medical care. Gastroesophageal reflux disease was diagnosed; antacids and H2-blockers were prescribed but provided no relief.
For the past 3 years, comedones, papules, pustules, and nodules had been erupting on the face of a 16-year-old boy. Acne vulgaris had been diagnosed. Topical tetracycline cream and oral tetracycline were used without success.
This obstruction results from hypertrophy
of the circular and longitudinal
muscularis of the pylorus and the distal
antrum of the stomach. It occurs
in approximately 3 of every 1000 live
births and is 4 times more common
in boys. Pyloric stenosis (PS) is relatively
uncommon in African American
and Asian infants. The observation
that it occurs primarily in first-born
infants has been disputed.
This disorder occurs in fetal development,
when the midgut supplied by
the superior mesenteric artery grows
too rapidly to be accommodated in
the abdominal cavity. Prolapse into
the umbilical cord occurs around the
sixth week of gestation. Between the
tenth and eleventh weeks, the midgut
retracts from its location at the exocelomic
umbilical stalk back into the
abdominal cavity. During this return,
the midgut undergoes a 270-degree
counterclockwise rotation about the
axis of the superior mesenteric artery,
followed by fixation to the posterior
abdominal wall. Malrotation
results from failure of the midgut to
properly rotate and affix itself to this
wall. This disorder occurs approximately
once in 500 live births.
Alimentary tract duplications are uncommon. Gastric duplication accounts for only 3.8% of these duplications. The cause is not known, but faulty separation of the endoderm and notochord early in embryonal development is thought to be responsible. The anomaly occurs in twice as many female as male infants.
Painful erosions developed on the sole of a 14-year-old girl's foot several weeks
earlier. Within the last few days, the condition has spread to the other sole.
The patient is otherwise healthy and takes no medications. She enjoys playing
soccer and has no history of trauma.
Adhesions (A) can form within the
peritoneal cavity after abdominal
surgery, especially if there is an underlying
inflammatory condition such
as appendicitis (B) or inflammatory
bowel disease. The incidence of adhesive
intestinal obstruction following a
laparotomy is approximately 2%. Most
adhesive obstructions occur within 3
months of the laparotomy, and 80%
occur within 2 years. Adhesive obstructions
tend to be more common
in children than in adults.
Four pink nodules appeared in a linear array on the proximal extensor right forearm of a 77-year-old man. The asymptomatic lesions, which ranged from 0.5 to 1.0 cm in diameter, had been present for 2 months.
The ConsultantLive.com podcast archive includes the series Cardiology Now—discussions between Dr Payal Kohli of the University of California San Francisco and experts in cardiovascular medicine including Drs Christopher Cannon, Deepak Bhatt of the TIMI study group at Harvard and Dr Roger Blumenthal, Director of the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease at Johns Hopkins. See More Multimedia »
Featured in this section are short videos of practical dermatology webinars given by Dr Ted Rosen, Professor of Dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine and Chief of the Dermatology Service at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, both in Houston, Texas. Each segment offers concise, practical clinical guidance on a specific dermatologic condition seen frequently in primary care. See More Multimedia »
Diagnostic Champions’ Challenge on Consultant Live Test your diagnostic skills and knowledge by quickly identifying and assessing various mental health disorders. The Psychiatric Times Diagnostic Champions' Challenge is meant to educate and entertain. Test your clinical acumen in this activity that is sure to make you think.…
The associated pain is often described as burning. In most cases of CRPS, sudomotor and vascular changes will occur, most notably edema and changes in blood flow resulting in skin temperature changes in the affected body part.
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The etiology of this often baffling pain disorder remains unknown to much of the medical community and causes extreme suffering among those afflicted. Here, an overview of what we do know—and have yet to learn.
At a recent retreat I led for doctors on the brink of total burnout, all hands went up when I asked if anyone had lost a colleague to suicide. All but one hand was raised to confirm having considered their own suicide. Many in the room had signed up for this weekend hoping to learn how to avoid becoming the colleague behind someone else's raised hand.
Five Steps to Improving Patient Access Judy Capko, May 21, 2013 Patient access is getting increased attention through reform initiatives. Here are five steps you can take to make sure patients get appropriate access to care in your office.